Assistant Accountant Assistant Accountant …

Hays Accountancy & Finance
in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 21
Competitive
Hays Accountancy & Finance
in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 21
Competitive
Hays Accountancy & Finance
See job description for details
Great opportunity in the Hunter Valley for a permanent Assistant Accountant.Assistant Accountant

Position Description:

Banking
- Prepare and update bank reconciliations on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
- Issue daily bank balances report & distribute bank statements
- Prepare cash requirements forecast out 3 months with the aim of maximising interest income
- Process banking EFT transfers, BPays and International transfers
- Set up new bank accounts when required

Credit Card
- Set up or cancel credit cards as required
- Monitor usage and balances
- Prepare monthly credit card data, recognition and regard to
o Valid tax invoices
o Cost dissections
o FBT implications
- Prepare and issue of monthly staff expense summaries from credit card statements

Fixed Assets
- Maintain register and reconcile fixed assets on a monthly basis
o Including monthly additions and disposals
o Determine Coding and effective life for new assets
o Monthly Depreciation run
o Reconcile system reports to the General Ledger

Business Activity Statement
- Preparation and reconciliation of monthly BAS

GST
-Reconcile to tax reports and prepare the month end clearing journal (new process to commence in December)
-Income Tax PAYG instalments
-FBT instalments
-Diesel Fuel rebate and tax credits (every quarter)
- Lodge BAS's on ATO portal

Fringe Benefits Tax
- Staff travel - monitor travel and requirements for Travel Diaries
- MV Log Books
- MV Odo readings when staff leave or change motor vehicles

Accounts Payable
- Review payment batches and activate new or changed bank account details in Sage 300
- Check AP coding on non-purchase order invoice entries
- Prepare the Group Tax payment voucher, ensuring clearing account clears
- Payables Clearing - run report and reconcile to the GL after the Sage 300 Day End process is completed on the last day of the month. Manage the investigation and resolution of aged items and open items

Direct Purchasing
- Check and approve GL & tax codes on purchase orders in Sage 300

Inventory
- Non system controlled inventory items including:-
o Laboratory & Veterinary supplies
o Promotional materials
- System controlled inventory
o Monthly reconciliations to General Ledger
- Periodic stocktake adjustments
o Processing, investigation and reconciliation

Month end
- Prepare month end standard accrual journals
- Prepare month end prepayments
- Post payroll general ledger journals
- Reconcile Recoveries
- Reconcile AR GL Invoice report to billed procedures report ex Ardex

Monthly General ledger Reconciliations
- Sundry Debtors - update spreadsheet and send to all relevant parties

Audit
- Assist in the collation and preparation of material for the external audit

Other
- Other adhoc general finance duties as required

Desirable & Essential Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:-
- At least 3 years' experience working in a similar role
- An enthusiastic and pro-active attitude
- The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
- Possess excellent time management skills
- Work autonomously and well as part of a team
- Intermediate excel skills
- Tertiary qualification in Accounting - Diploma or Degree
- Understanding of taxation issues, in particular GST & FBT
- Experience in the use of accounting systems (Sage 300 desirable);
- Completion of a National Criminal History Check

Up to $70k + Super
Full Time
Monday-Friday
Singleton Location

LHS 297508 #2532493
Company Overview

About Hays
Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in Asia Pacific and the UK and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

Hays believes the right job can transform a person's life and the right person can transform a business. They are passionate about connecting candidates with the right job for them.

Hays operates in over 40 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. They find permanent jobs for over 15,000 people a year and temporary and contract assignments for over 25,000 people a year and at any one time employ over 20,000 temporaries and contractors.

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